Bats!

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by

Thursday, August 16, 2012 An Evening Hike for the Family Begins at 7:30pm Question: Why do bats hang upside-down? Answer: Bats hang by their feet with their head down because it is energy efficient. One quarter of all mammal species in the world are bats and Kathy Martinez, Severson Dells Educator will lead us through the wonderful world of bats. We’ll head outside at just the right time to look for some of the bats that call Klehm Arboretum their home.   $15 per family/Klehm families...

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Reclaiming Used & Waste Water with Constructed Wetlands...

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by

August 21, 2012 5:30pm – 7:30pm Event by USGBC-Illinois Rockford/Northern IL Branch Location: Klehm Arboretum’s Gallery   This program will review how to reclaim Black, Gray, Rain, and Storm water to be re-used in a building for non-potable uses. Included in the discussions will be why, where and how this water can be used, the initial monetary investment, and possible cost savings. Case studies will be used to illustrate specific challenges and solutions.   Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the main differences between water treatment systems. 2. Understand how the water reuse system treats black water. 3. Learn how the water reuse system affects a project. 4. Know in what types of projects a water reuse system will work.   Presenters: Corinne Bodeman, Marketing Specialist Constructed Wetlands, Applied Ecological Services Jill Enz, RLA, ASLA, Landscape...

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BritBeat

Sunday, August 12, 2012 by

Sunday, Aug 12, 2012 Gate Opens 4pm Concert Begins 6pm Take a trip back to 1964 with BritBeat’s tribute to the Beatles. With mop tops, retro costumes, vintage instruments and harmonizing vocals, they perform all of the memorable Beatles hits from the sixties. They display the same youthful excitement and boyish charm as the original ‘Fab Four’ to recreate the electrifying performances made by the Beatles when they first came onto the American scene and started the ‘British Invasion’ and ‘Beatlemania’.  britbeat.com Learn more about our Woodsong Concerts. Individual concerts $15 / $13 Klehm members Online purchasing is no longer available for this concert.  Tickets can still be ordered by calling 815.965.8146 or by paying the evening of the...

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Donation Day

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:00am – 4:00pm In 2012 our Donation Day is the first Tuesday of every month.  Bring your friends and family to enjoy the beauty of summer.  We have two miles of paved paths and over four miles of unpaved, woody trails.  Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome. Admission is free and donations of any amount are encouraged. Your support makes a...

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Guided Summer Photography Walk

Sunday, August 5, 2012 by

Sunday, August 5, 2012 Walk Begins at 1:00pm Take part in our Summer Photography Contest.   Get an edge on the competition and enhance your skills while touring the gardens.  Members from the Rockford Photography Club will host a guided photography walk. Join them as they offer advice on techniques and answer questions from attendees. No registration required. The walk begins at 1pm. Don’t worry about the heat. Cold beverages and optional rides on the Klehm Express will be provided at no charge. This event is included with regular garden admission and free to Klehm members. Summer 2012: Amateur Photography Contest This event is included with regular garden admission and free to Klehm members.   About the Rockford Photography Club Whether you are just beginning in photography, or are an advanced amateur, or a professional, you are welcome at the Rockford...

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Fall & Winter Greens

Thursday, August 2, 2012 by

Article by National Gardening Bureau, Inc. When the trees begin to show fall colors, your garden can too. Unless you live in a mild winter climate, you may not have thought about planting for a fall harvest that can continue even into the winter. Now is that time to plan for fall planting. For fall harvests you can start everything from seed sown directly in the garden. Great Greens Do you enjoy salad and other greens fresh from the garden? In season, they are fabulous, especially cut-and-come-again greens like leaf lettuces, arugula, mustard and others. For what you would pay for two weeks worth of salad greens for a family of four, you can buy more than enough seed to keep you in salad all fall and well into winter. Look for greens that you...

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